The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Er ..yeah ...sorry. No offense I was only joking.
  2. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Pluric, is there a chance that when you hit a big bump and the wheel flexes that the spokes may poke through the seal ??
  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You can't offend me. I can take a good rib poking too.:wink::D
  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I'm trusting Woody's Wheels to knows what they are doing. I really don't know. I've checked
    the air pressure twice sitting in the garage (been snowing here) and it was spot on.

    I would be very surprised if there would be enough rim movement to poke a spoke through it.
    I'm more concerned with the rim keeping it's original shape!:lol3

    Hopefully I'll get what I paid for....:wink:

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  5. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Is it all ginger ?
  6. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    I think they're making the right choice; I don't think there's much of a market here for a high end 650. :hide


    Now, I do think the market is begging for a WR450R class bike.
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I need another $20 fast to find out.

    Damn. Brazillian carpet. I'll know in a few weeks.

    You are a sick little man. I like that in a person.:lol3
  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Unless it deserved the high price. I too wanted a 660 until you look close and
    it seems kinda dated on the suspension. 450s are a little limited on our US
    slab speeds. Even if Kawasaki would bring back the KLX 650 with a few updates.

    It ends up I will take Tenere where I took the KLR so I'm not as motivated for
    a new mid size bike anymore.

    The one that is fun for me is my KLX 250. It had a bearing go out in the motor so
    as long as it was apart I put a Bill Blue 351cc kit on it.:D
    Fantastic mid range trail riding power. Still the weight benefits of a small bore with the power
    of a larger bore. Now if I could just get it to float.:hmmmmm

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  9. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    The European prices are steep! That said, my son joined the air force and I would be up for getting a used one for sure.
  10. tremor38

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    I have both available to me, but, as said earlier, the XT660 price point is a bit high for what you get. I think the design is due for a major upgrade. Their are obvious advantages of lighter weight and more ground clearance, but the big XT12 is actually more stable in many off-road conditions. I'd consider an XT660 if they upgraded the suspsension and tweaked the geometry just a bit. The engine is old school as well. I will definitely acknowledge the reliablity over most any bike in its class though. I suppose if Yamaha sought to aggressivley change the under-powerd, overweight equation with that bike, they might lose some of that reliability.
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    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Yeah. Float.


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  12. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled...

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    You, sir, are one sick bastard....

    I like that!!!! :lol3


    $20 for revelation.....quite the bargain!!!!


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  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Looks like the Elders are about to baptize a Yamaha. (Mormon joke)
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    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    It was a group baptizmal, 2 WRs and a CRF.

    Come to think of it, I was pinching the nose (holding my hand over the exhaust opening) in that picture... :lol3
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    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Would that be more like pinching its a**hole than its nose? :rofl

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    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Assholes are self sealing.

    Noses and exhausts, not so much. :D
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    The man has a point there !
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    airheadpilot Le Poulet du D├ęsert

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    I don't remember ever reading anything like this, so I don't think it's 205, but I had a heartstopping moment the other day. I left for work as I do every morning and let the bike idle while I put in my earplugs, put on my helmet, and pulled on my gloves. Call it 60 seconds maximum. I then left home and rode out to the freeway, which is about two blocks from my house. It was early in the morning, so I didn't have to wait for traffic or lights in order to get on the freeway. As I got to the bottom of the on-ramp, my merging head check revealed a tractor-trailer bearing down on me in the lane that I needed to be in. I wailed hard on the throttle (probably harder than I should have on a cold engine) to get out in front of him. As soon as I was on the freeway I glanced down and saw that the oil pressure light was illuminated. I immediately pulled over onto the shoulder and made my way up to the next exit in the breakdown lane at low rpms. After 10 seconds or so, the light went out and didn't come back on.

    Naturally, I had visions of some kind of catastrophic oil leak, but when I got off the freeway and put the bike on the center stand, I could see in the sight glass that the oil level was exactly right - perfectly in between the low mark and the high mark. There was no evidence of any leaks, so I started back up and went on to work. The light has not come back on since, although I have been more careful to baby it until it comes up to temperature.

    Anyone else have an experience like this? I'm assuming that my hard revving while cold meant that the thicker, cold oil couldn't circulate fast enough, but that frankly seems a little strange to me.

    Thanks,

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  19. Bundu

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    has happened to many - just add another 200ml to top of sight-glass and enjoy the ride
  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Mine did that after an oil change. Same thing, panic pull over thinking the filter had
    come off or a loose drain plug. Let it sit a moment sight glass was fine. Started it
    up and it never came on again.:dunno